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JOB: Event Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses*


As an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Schools Outreach Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses


As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll be responsible for delivering outreach sessions in primary schools and nurseries across the city helping children to discover and learn about the nature in their school grounds. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable children and their families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. We also have Welsh speaking roles available. Ideally one day a fortnight, subject to school bookings. During school hours and school term time. Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2DDIuvu Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer

BE4: Open year round

LOC: South / West Wales area

PAY: Training / some expenses

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

We’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, an exciting new, Wales wide coastal project. Volunteer tasks can include marine and coastal surveys, attending our Living Seas Live roadshow (set locations), community engagement / education, collecting / archiving historical records and more! Some activities can be undertaken in your local area or from home. Volunteering is a great way to experience our amazing marine life, contribute towards marine conservation, gain new skills and have fun! We’re looking for wildlife enthusiasts, people with a passion for marine conservation, those interested in coastal heritage / history or individuals aiming towards a career in conservation. You don’t need a background in science to become involved!  ASK: For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

JOB: Usk To Wye Grassland Conservation Trainee

BE4: 27/2/19

IV: 7/3/19

LOC: Dingestow and Penallt, Gwent

PAY: Training & agreed travel expenses*

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

Part time, 6 months. Gwent Wildlife Trust is seeking an individual with a strong desire to develop their skills, knowledge & interest in grassland conservation & management in the spectacular Wye Valley region of Monmouthshire and assist with the day to day management of the livestock based at Pentwyn Farm nature reserve. They will be part of the Usk to Wye Living Landscape team carrying out conservation land management on nature reserves. There will be opportunities to work on other nature reserves across Gwent. *Training offered includes ATV us Wednesday 27th February 2019 9ame, tractor driving & brushcutter use (NPTC or LANTRA certs). This exciting opportunity would suit a recent graduate seeking further experience in conservation grazing & grassland management, or a candidate from an agricultural background looking to develop their conservation skills & knowledge.  Full, clean driving licence is essential. ASK: For an application form & job description visit www.gwentwildlife.org

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Warden Darland Banks

BE4: 25/2/19 12pm

IV: 25/02/2019

LOC: Tyland Barn, Maidstone

PAY: Travel expenses & tailored training programme

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector? We are looking for someone to help our Reserves team in the practical management of Darland Banks, a nature reserve in the Medway Valley area by assisting with the following: practical management; working with/leading volunteers; working with stock graziers and Trust livestock; surveys and monitoring; publicity and promotion of the Trust and its work; health and safety. Training and certification will be given in specific skills where this is required. If you feel you have the enthusiasm and capacities to meet the challenge of this role, we would be very interested to hear from you. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Robert Pennington on 01622 357824. ASK: To apply, please visit our website to download an application pack. www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs Applicants should read the guidance notes carefully before completing the applicant information form supported by cover note and CV.

JOB: Centre Assistant

BE4: 26/2/19

IV: 26/02/2019

LOC: Caernarfon, North Wales

PAY: Training, accommodation & £55 paid work per week

FOR: Arete Outdoor Centre

Starting end of April for 12 months. Opportunity to gain skills & experience in the outdoor industry, while helping out at Arete Outdoor Centre. We offer a range of activities including rock climbing, mountaineering, gorge, coasteering, canoe & kayaking on rivers sea & lakes & underground exploration. It is suitable to applicants who wish to undergo training & work towards ML, SPA, Mine leader level 1 & BCU level 1 qualifications. A mentor scheme will progress your skills as you initially observe then work alongside experienced instructors. Three activity days per week are possible. There will be two days of paid work helping out around the centre including store maintenance, kitchen duties & cleaning. Food will be provided, while kitchen staff are catering for groups. Extra paid work around the centre can be provided on days off or evenings. ASK: Please see http://www.aretecentre.co.uk for more information on the centre. Further information on the post please email Gareth Davies, info@aretecentre.co.uk

JOB: National Whale and Dolphin Watch Assistant

BE4: 10/3/19

IV: 11-17/3/19

LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion

PAY: Training

FOR: Sea Watch Foundation

This position will suit a volunteer who has a strong interest in marine conservation, education and in raising awareness by involving the public.  The assistant is responsible for their own travel and living expenses, but it is generally quite easy to obtain part-time paid work in the area if required. The National Whale and Dolphin Watch event (July 27th-August 4th) was created to increase public awareness of the diversity of cetaceans - a collective name for all whales, dolphins and porpoises - found around the British Isles, and to draw attention to the need for conservation, protection and continued research into their status, distribution, and abundance. ASK: Please send your CV and a cover letter reporting any rel exp you have, as well as contact details of two referees, to Dr Chiara Giulia Bertulli chiara.giulia.bertulli@seawatchfoundation.org.uk

JOB: Goytre Wharf Visitor Centre Greeter

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Goytre Wharf, Abergavenny


FOR: Canal & River Trust

1 day per week min. This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust and the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canal Trust at our partnership Visitor Centre at Goytre Wharf . You will play a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding and affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the work that both Trusts carry out and inform them about the what, where, when and why of the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.  If you’ve got a passion and interest in the waterways, enjoy talking to people and sharing local knowledge then you will find this a great opportunity to get involved. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2DjSKdn

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses


Here at Conwy, school groups book onto Sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve. You will help us inspire children and their accompanying adults, assisting with the games and lessons and supporting children as we go. During school terms, but mainly April to July. Training and support will be given, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. Relevant RSPB clothing and equipment will be provided, and you will be treated as part of the team at RSPB Conwy. ASK: Learning Support Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q8cZU2 Learning Assistant Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H08xk4

JOB: Assistant Data Manager – North Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bangor

PAY: Training & expenses


We are looking for someone to join our team & help us manage data in its paper, electronic spreadsheet & digitally mapped formats. Most data are held on Merlin, RSPB's bespoke ESRI based mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS). This is an office based position. You will have a strong interest in nature & the environment. Some exp in reading maps, & using Excel & GIS would be advantageous, but further training will be provided. Knowledge of welsh place names & pronunciation is desirable. Knowledge of bird distribution in Wales would likewise be beneficial. Min: At least one day per week. Opportunity to develop Excel & GIS skills & to get a thorough understanding of how the RSPB works & the breadth of work being carried out by the organisation. The internal mapping system Merlin is key to many roles within the organisation so you will get to work with a variety of people in different departments. There may also be the opportunity to develop skills on Merlin's parent programme, ArcGiS, which holds some of the more complex databases the conservation team work with. ASK: Contact: Martin Clift, North Wales Regional Office, 01248 672850, martin.clift@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2OeMNVe

JOB: Reserve Assistant – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses


We require volunteer help in the areas of habitat management, wildlife surveying & reserve maintenance. All tasks are vital for conservation of the site & for retaining good access to, & around the reserve. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of skills are needed from surveying, research, habitat management, estate maintenance, A good level of fitness is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection & to enjoy working in a team. We have an opportunity to join our Monday or Wednesday team. Hours are generally 9.30am-3.30pm but this is negotiable. Benefits include: working as part of the reserve team & learning more about the reserve; the opportunity to build up skills; this is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity. ASK: Contact: Tim Wallis, Conwy, 01492 584091, tim.wallis@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2On5E0B

JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Volunteer – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses


We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a friendly & informative welcome to all visitors, enthuse about wildlife & the RSPB. You'll need: to be good with people, with a friendly disposition, enthusiasm for the RSPB & wildlife, tact & diplomacy, the confidence to strike up conversations with visitors & a desire to help, the ability to listen & respond appropriately, to be reliable & punctual. Min: 1/2 to 1 day per week, incl weekends. You will be part of a friendly & enthusiastic team who dedicate their time to this special nature reserve. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others & gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff & fellow volunteers. You'll be making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. You will receive training in all aspects of the role, this will incl till operation & membership recruitment. ASK: Contact: Clare Kenyon, Conwy, 01492 584091, clare.kenyon@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Dxv6vW

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.